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Is Your City Healthy? Measuring Urban Fiscal Health
Author: Richard M. Bird, Enid Slack
Publication Date: 2015
Is Your City Healthy' asks: what are the elements of fiscal health, how do we measure it, and why is it important?
Eight experts in the field look at the range of fiscal health measures in Canada and elsewhere, ranging from debt ratio, to fiscal management, to institutional sustainability, and ask if these are always or necessarily a signal of municipal health.
The book also examines the gap between fiscal indicators and their interpretation, noting that benchmarking and diagnosis are very different things.
The book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the financial health of cities.
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